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Gordon Betcherman

Professor Emeritus, University of Ottawa

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Gordon Betcherman is Professor Emeritus in the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa. His research interests are in labor economics, jobs policies, and emerging economies. Recent publications include co-editing Jobs for Development: Challenges and Solutions in Different Country Settings (Oxford University Press) and articles on the effects of Covid-19 on employment in Greece, labor market regulation in developing countries, youth employment in sub-Saharan Africa, and livelihood trends in Vietnamese fishing villages. He was a co-author of the World Bank’s 2013 World Development Report on Jobs. Dr. Betcherman is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Labor Studies (IZA) in Germany. He joined the University of Ottawa in 2009 after 11 years at the World Bank where he most recently was Sector Manager and Lead Economist in the Human Development Sector, Europe and Central Asia Region. Dr. Betcherman holds a PhD from the University of California at Los Angeles.